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Non-Resident High Commissioner Designate to New Zealand, Mark Holowesko - Meetings at Foreign Affairs - Jun 20, 2019 - 4:00:34 PM

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Mr. Mark Holowesko, Non-Resident High Commissioner Designate of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas to New Zealand, met with the Permanent Secretary, Director General and other senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss matters relevant to this duties on Thursday morning, June 20, 2019 at the Ministry.  Mr. Holowesko is pictured, right, with Permanent Secretary Jack Thompson. 

(BIS Photo/Raymond A. Bethel, Sr.)...
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Campbell: Facilitation of extensions to BAPD is part of Government’s plan to ensure equal and equitable treatment - Jun 20, 2019 - 3:18:53 PM

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The completion of the extensions to the facility housing the Bahamas Association for the Physically Disabled (BAPD) School on Dolphin Drive is part of the Government of The Bahamas’ plan to ensure there is equal and equitable treatment for persons with disabilities.

Addressing a Dedication and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony held Wednesday (June 19) at the BAPD School, Minister of Social Services and Urban Development, the Hon. Frankie A. Campbell said equal and equitable treatment and inclusion...
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PM announces major development for Fish Fry at Arawak Cay - Jun 20, 2019 - 3:09:06 PM

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The government is moving with complete transformation of the popular local and tourist attraction know as the ‘Fish Fry’ at Arawak Cay, aimed at empowering local business ownership.

This was announced by Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis during his contribution to the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, June 19, 2019...
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Message from OAS Secretary General on World Refugee Day - Jun 20, 2019 - 1:42:25 PM

Today, World Refugee Day, is not a reason to celebrate for the more than 4 million Venezuelans who have fled from hunger, disease, and the persecution of the inhuman dictatorship of Maduro...
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Minister Dames Addresses Book Launch of Dr. Carlos G. Reid - Jun 20, 2019 - 12:45:31 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames joined senior government, religious and civil society representatives at the launch of Dr. Carlos G. Reid's third book 'The Bahamas Gang Culture: Proven Strategies for Change,' at the Hope Centre, on June 18, 2019.  Among those present were: Acting Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier; Commissioner of Police Anthony Ferguson; Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force Commodore Tellis Bethel; District Superintendent of Student Development at the Ministry of Education Dr. Willard Barr; Member of Parliament Travis L. Robinson; Bahamas Christian Council President Bishop Delton Fernander; Bishop Neil C. Ellis; Apostle Raymond Wells...
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PM Minnis says Government will ensure Bahamians Access Crown Land - Jun 20, 2019 - 11:34:10 AM

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BTC has partnered with The Counsellors Limited as they host the Andros Business Outlook this week. The theme for the 7th annual outlook is “Connecting Resources, Maximizing Opportunities and Transforming Andros.”

BTC’s Head of Business, Andre Knowles will join the power packed team of speakers and will share on the topic, “Reverse Engineering, It’s all about the Customer”. Andre has led the B2B team for the last two years and has a wealth of sales experience of over twenty years in the telecommunications industry...
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Stat Oil/Equinor call on the Prime Minister Minnis - Jun 20, 2019 - 11:30:34 AM

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Executives of Stat Oil/Equinor paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Hubert Minnis, Thursday morning, June 20, 2019 at Cabinet Office.  Government participants in the courtesy call were: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the Hon. Peter Turnquest; Permanent Secretary Nicole Campbell; Senior Policy Advisor Joshua Sears; COO/Prime Minister's Delivery Unit Viana Gardiner; and Director of Investments Candia Ferguson.  Stat Oil/Equinor Executives: Heidi Aakre, VP Asset Optimization; Tanya Rigby-Seymour, Manager, Asset Optimization; Charles O’Brien II, Legal Manager; Simon James...
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U.S. Secretary of State releases 2019 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report - Jun 20, 2019 - 11:17:46 AM

Human trafficking is one of the most heinous crimes on Earth. Right now traffickers are robbing a staggering 24.9 million people of their freedom and basic human dignity—that’s roughly three times the population of New York City. We must band together and build momentum to defeat human trafficking. We must hold the perpetrators of this heinous crime accountable. We must achieve justice for survivors as they rebuild their lives...
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Cassius Stuart presented a copy of his Book to the Governor General - Jun 20, 2019 - 11:02:43 AM

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Cassius Stuart presented a copy of his book 'A New Start in Business' to Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling during a courtesy call at Government House on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Update regarding Mr. Alrae Ramsey and Mr. Blair John - Jun 19, 2019 - 8:36:21 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform the general public that the Foreign Service Officer in Turin is now in receipt of the death certificates and passports of Mr. Ramsey and Mr. John.  The family members have been advised.

The Ministry is at present working assiduously with the funeral homes in Turin and Nassau to have the bodies repatriated to The Bahamas as quickly as possible, so that they can be turned over to their family members...
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PM Touts $8 Billion in International Investments - Jun 19, 2019 - 8:00:01 PM

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Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis announced that $8 billion in international investments have been approved as at May 2019.

That amount includes the $100 million Carnival Cruise Port for Grand Bahama, and new developments throughout the island chain, he said.

The Prime Minister was contributing to the 2019/20 Budget Debate in the House of Assembly on Wednesday, June 19, 2019...
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St. Lucia's Prime Minister attends CATA Conference - Jun 19, 2019 - 5:51:52 PM

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The Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) is currently holding a conference under the theme “The Future of Tax” which explores, among other issues, “what the tax policy environment will look like in 2025 and beyond.”

Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Economic Growth, Job Creation, External Affairs and the Public Service, Honourable Allen Michael Chastanet, is currently attending the two-day conference in London, along with Saint Lucia’s High Commissioner to the UK, H.E. Guy Mayers...
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United World College Honourees and Administrators call on the Governor General - Jun 19, 2019 - 4:30:16 PM

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Honourees and administrators of United World College paid a courtesy call on the Governor General, Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, at Government House on Monday, June 17, 2019. 

(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
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Environment and Housing hosts 'Shopping Bag Giveaway' - Jun 19, 2019 - 3:50:58 PM

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The Ministry of The Environment and Housing hosted a free Reusable Shopping Bag Giveaway at Centreville Food Market on Saturday, June 8, 2019. The giveaway was in preparation of the upcoming ban on Selected Single Use Plastics to take effect on January 1, 2020. The ban on plastics will include four prohibited items: point of sale plastic shopping bags, plastic cutlery (forks, knives, spoons), plastic straws, and Styrofoam food containers and cups.  Customers that day also received literature on the upcoming ban...
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Minister Dames addressed Reception Aboard USS Stout (DDG 55 - Jun 19, 2019 - 3:42:12 PM

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Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames addressed, on June 14, 2019, a reception, aboard the USS Stout (DDG 55), at Prince George Wharf, in Nassau, The Bahamas.  U.S. Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers and U.S. Fleet Forces Command commander (Four-Star) Admiral Christopher Grady, and Mrs. Grady co-hosted the event.  Among the senior Bahamas and US Government officials and uniformed branch members in attendance were Acting Permanent Secretary Eugene Poitier and Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) Commodore Tellis Bethel...
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MOFA - New Policy on Renewal of E-Passports - Jun 19, 2019 - 2:30:11 PM

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to announce its new policy on the Renewal of E-Passports.

Effective immediately, persons renewing their electronic passports are required to submit the following upon application:

1.     A completed Application Form;

2.    The existing Electronic Passport...
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Global Ports Holding gains support from Downtown and Festival Place Stakeholder Groups - Jun 19, 2019 - 1:52:49 PM

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Executives of Global Ports Holding (GPH) hosted a series of government-endorsed stakeholder meetings recently to discuss the Nassau cruise port redevelopment project with key stakeholder groups.  These meetings are a part of a series of outreach activities that Global Ports Holding will undertake in partnership with the Bahamas Investment Authority and the Office of the Prime Minister to ensure that major stakeholders are involved in the implementation of the project.

“It’s critical for us to establish these fundamental partnerships as early as possible,” said Colin Murphy, Head of Business Development, The Americas, Global Ports Holding...
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Government signs contract that will give Crooked Island settlements potable water for first time - Jun 19, 2019 - 1:30:04 PM

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Residents of Crooked Island clapped their hands gleefully and burst forth exclamations of praise during the contract signing ceremony to supply potable water for the first time in several settlements on this remote island.

Water and Sewerage Corporation (WSC) Executive Chairman and MP for Long Island, Adrian Gibson led a small delegation to this southern island Tuesday, June 18, 2019 and signed a contract totaling $1,911,650.46 with Peter Andrews, Chairman, Bahamas Hot Mix (BHM) at Ezekiel Thompson Hall in Cabbage Hill...
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The Global Covenant of Mayors was launched in the Caribbean - Jun 19, 2019 - 10:26:15 AM

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Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.  The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) was launched in the Caribbean region in Port of Spain (Trinidad and Tobago), during the Caribbean Urban Forum (CUF 2019). The GCoM is an international coalition of city leaders committed to raising the global ambition for climate action.  The Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate & Energy in Latin America and the Caribbean (GCoM-LAC) aims to support the efforts of local governments in the region   to  reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and make their communities more resilient toward the effects of climate change...
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Minister Henfield addressed the 121st Philippines Independence Day Celebrations - Jun 18, 2019 - 8:15:12 PM

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Minister of Foreign Affairs the Hon. Darren A. Henfield was guest speaker at the Filipino Association of The Bahamas 121st Philippines Independence Day Celebrations on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Baha Mar.  Minister Henfield pointed out that both The Bahamas and the Republic of the Philippines are archipelagic nations and both greatly appreciate their cultural history.  Themed, 'Filipino Pride, My Roots, My Heritage,' the festivities and celebrations featured a 'Search for Miss Philippines Bahamas 2019.'...

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